In September, the NCCC hosted its first online Candidates Forum on Zoom. The event, which was put together in partnership with the RiotACT and hosted by Canberra journalist and Region Media Group Editor Genevieve Jacobs, discussed a number of important issues for North Canberra residents, from planning issues to local health services.
It has been another busy month in North Canberra planning news. In particular, the recent use of Ministerial ‘call-in’ powers to fast-track the Dickson ‘Common Ground’ development exemplifies many of the concerns by residents about the current nature of the ACT’s planning processes.
See the attached brochure from the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians addressing West Basin and Acton Park. The Lake Burley Griffin Guardians are a non-profit community group committed to safeguarding one of Canberra’s greatest treasures, the open space of Lake Burley Griffin and its lakeshore landscape setting.
The NCCC was delighted to host its first ever online General Meeting in July, with many members logging in via Zoom last week to hear guest presentations on the historic Dickson Aerodrome, new Dickson Walk-in Health Centre and the planned changes to the bus network. The next General Meeting (16 September), which will also be held online, will feature a Kurrajong candidates forum for the upcoming ACT election. Information on how to access the online meeting will be enclosed in the next General Meeting Agenda. NCCC updates Consultation commences on the ACT Planning Review: The NCCC notes that work on
How many of Canberra’s residents know the city’s original aerodrome was at Dickson? And how many might know the aerodrome—which half a century later became known as the Northbourne Aviation Ground—played a major role in the formation of the national capital?
As we reach the halfway point of the year, the 2020 ACT election campaign is gathering momentum. There has been a number of new pledges and announcements over the past month, including additional infrastructure in Braddon and Dickson, tree planting, and the announcement of additional bus services.